Tickets for the Symposium are available on Eventbrite, start time 9:30am finish 6pm BST.
|09:30||Registration Tea and coffee on arrival||HU Foyer|
|10:00||Welcome and Introduction: Professor Katie Normington, Vice Chancellor DMU, with British Academy Innovation Fellow Professor Jason Lee, and Rayna Lountzis Evolution Film||HU 0.08|
|10:10–10:45||Keynote address: David Proud, actor, writer, director and consultant||HU 0.08|
|11:00-12:45||Arts and Disability Panel|
Papers 15-20 max.
Disability as a Visual Language – Juanrie Strydom (Solent University)
Researching gender, popular music, and mental ill-health: the experience and representations of female popular musicians and bipolar disorder – Sarah Sharp (University of East Anglia)
Advancing Neurodiversity in the Creative Industries: Fostering Inclusion and Leveraging the Unique Talents of Neurodivergent Individuals – Ahmed Alduais (University of Verona)
Enhancing Health Discourse in The Creative Industry: A Study Of Media Representations Of Child Sexual Abuse In Nigerian Online Media Platforms – Lydia Onuegbu (De Montfort University)
|13:30-15:15||Television and Film Panel |
Papers 15-20 max.
“Celebrate Us”: Disability Pride in the Australian Screen Industry – Dr Radha O’Meara, Anna Debinski (University of Melbourne)
Liminal Disabled Tweens’ Identification with Disney Animations in Algeria – Selma Aitsaid (Leicester University)
Observation vs Categorization – a case study of neurodivergence in film – Rhys Davies (De Montfort University)
Let the mind see: The operation of cinemas for blind in China and blind people’s encounter with film – Yutian Ren (Hongkong Baptist University)
|15:15-16:15||More Than Words: Access to the Arts and Employment through Audio Description |
A panel discussion featuring three guest speakers from The American Council of the Blind: Susan Glass, Dr. Tabitha Kenlon, and Dr. Joel Snyder.
Workshop 1 is 40 mins.
Neurodiversity Workshop – Eleanor McSherry (ACE at University College Cork)
Paper is 15-20 mins. max
AI – Boon or Bust? – Colin Dyter (social activist and researcher)
|Plenary+ questions, Terry Bamber (Assistant Director), partner in this British Academy research.||HU 0.08|
AMH23 forms part of a British Academy Innovation Fellowship project that examines inequality in the UK’s creative sector.
Please contact the event organisers at the below email address with any questions or queries: